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&. Communication Studies. Art History. Undergraduate Orientation Session Fall 2007. About this Department. 2 fields of study and one shared home Merged in 2000 from Department of Art History to Art History and Communication Studies Separate programs offered by each unit

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Communication Studies

Art History

Undergraduate Orientation Session

Fall 2007


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About this Department

2 fields of study and one shared home

Merged in 2000 from Department of Art History to Art History and Communication Studies

Separate programs offered by each unit

One administrative unit – office staff, resources, etc.

AHCS

Faculty

Requirements

Programs

Policies

Resources &

Opportunities

Important

Information


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Who is Who

  • Departmental ChairDr. Jonathan Sterne

    • jonathan.sterne@mcgill.ca

  • Undergraduate Program Directors

  • Art History Dr. Lyle Massey

  • lyle.massey@mcgill.ca

  • Communication Studies Dr. Carrie Rentschler

  • carrie.rentschler@mcgill.ca

  • Students Affairs Officer/AdvisorMaria Gabriel

  • maria.gabriel@mcgill.ca

  • Departmental AdministratorKarin Bourgeois

  • karin.bourgeois@mcgill.ca

  • Departmental SecretarySusana Machado

  • susana.machado@mcgill.ca

  • Visual Resources CuratorMatt Dupuis

  • matthew.dupuis@mcgill.ca

  • AHCS

    Faculty

    Requirements

    Programs

    Policies

    Resources &

    Opportunities

    Important

    Information


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    Roles of UG Program Directors vs Student Advising Officer

    • Undergraduate Program Director

    • Advises during the Add/Drop and regular office hours for general student advising

    • Approves Host Institute for the Museum Internship Course

    • Approves course equivalencies for CREPUQ, Study Away and Exchange Programs

    • Assist with academic study plan, graduate school preparation and career planning

    AHCS

    Faculty

    Requirements

    Programs

    Policies

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    Roles of UG Program Directors vs Student Advising Officer

    • Student Advising Officer

    • Advises student with program related issues and general departmental information

    • Advises during Add/drop and regular office hours regarding course selection, program objectives and requirements

    • Verification of students’ records and eligibility for graduation

    • Provide information regarding student services and resources available

    • Enter permit overrides once approved by the adviser/instructor

    • Provide information regarding the Museum Internship Course, CREPUQ, Study Away and Exchange Programs.

    • Keep students informed of Upcoming Events and Important Deadlines

    • Oversees the Orientation, Open house, Freshman Fair and Museum Internship Sessions – General recruitment

    AHCS

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    Requirements

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    Faculty Degree Requirements

    • Consult the Undergraduate Calendar (pp. 78)

    • Consult the Students Affairs Office (SAO) website for Faculty rules and regulations: www.mcgill.ca/artscisao

    • To be eligible to graduate, you MUST meet the following requirements:

    • The Freshman Requirements (if applicable)

    • The Multi-Track system (3 options)

    • Complete your minimum credit requirement

    • Complete your program requirements

    • MUST complete satisfactorily a minimum of 60 credits at McGill University (note: at least 2/3 of all program requirements must be completed at McGill)

    • Obtain a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or greater

    • Complete your degree within your time and credit limit

    AHCS

    Faculty

    Requirements

    Programs

    Policies

    Resources &

    Opportunities

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    What programs do we offer?

    • Art History

      • Minor in Art History (18 credits)

      • Major in Art History (36 credits)

      • Honours Program in Art History (60 credits)

      • Joint Honours Program (36 credits)

    • Communication Studies

    • Minor in Communication Studies

    • (18 credits)

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    Minor in Art History

    • Total Credits: 18

    • Distribution: Required Courses (6 credits)

      • ARTH 305 – Methods in Art History

  • Complementary Courses (12 credits)

    • 200 level Art History course (max. 3 credits)

    • 300-400 level Art History course (9-12 credits)

  • (required min. of 1 x 400 level course)

  • AHCS

    Faculty

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    Major in Art History

    • Total Credits: 36

    • Distribution:Required Courses (3 credits)

      • ARTH 305 – Methods in Art History

  • Complementary Courses (33 credits)

    • Max. 12 credits at 200 level

    • Min. 3 credits at 400 level (except ARTH 490)

    • Credits must be selected from at least six of the eight AH course fields

  • AHCS

    Faculty

    Requirements

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    Policies

    Resources &

    Opportunities

    NOTE: Possible to take max. 3 credits in Communication Studies, counted towards complementary courses.

    Important

    Information


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    Honours Program in Art History

    • Total Credits: 60

    • Distribution:Required Courses (9 credits)

      • ARTH 305 – Methods in Art History

      • ARTH 400 – Selected Methods in Art History

      • ARTH 401 – Honours Research Paper

      • Complementary Courses (51 credits)

      • Max. 15 credits at 200-level

      • Min. 6 credits at 400-level

      • Credits must be selected from at least six of the eight AH course fields

      • 6 credits in a foreign language or in courses in one or two related disciplines (consult with the Honours advisor)

  • Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.30 in their program courses and a minimum of CGPA of 3.00 in general.

  • Honours students must complete a minor concentration (18 credits) in another acadmic unit.

  • NOTE: Possible to take max. 6 credits in Communication Studies, counted towards complementary courses.

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    Joint Honours Program

    • Total Credits: 36

    • Distribution:Required Courses (6 credits)

      • ARTH 305 – Methods in Art History

      • ARTH 400 – Selected Methods in Art History

      • ARTH 401 – Honours Research Paper

  • Complementary Courses (30 credits)

    • Max. 9 credits at 200-level

    • Min. 3 credits at 400-level

    • Credits must be selected from at least six of the eight AH course fields

  • Joint Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.30 in their program courses and a min. CGPA of 3.00 in general

  • NOTE: Possible to take max. 6 credits in Communication Studies, counted towards complementary courses.

  • AHCS

    Faculty

    Requirements

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    Policies

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    Honours Program – Application Requirements

    • No pre-university requirements

    • Students are encouraged to apply for this program after their first year of study

    • Complete a minimum of 12 credits in Art History with a min. GPA 3.30 (B+ or better)

    • Must have an overall CGPA of 3.00 (B or better)

    • A written request must be sent to Maria Gabriel, Student Affairs Officer, for program approval

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    200 level courses and ARTH 305

    • ARTH 305 is a required course for all the Art History programs

    • One 200 level course is required to register in ARTH 305

    • Students may obtain a permission from the instructor

    • Space is limited in our 200 level courses

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    400 level Art History Courses

    400 level course(s) are required for Major, Honours and Joint Honours students. Please consult with Maria Gabriel or visit the AHCS website.

    ARTH 400, 401 – required course and restricted to Art History Honours Students

    ARTH 441 – Independent Study Course (3 credits)

    Students wishing to complete an Independent Study are required to find a suitable project and supervisor. If your request is approved this course will count towards the 400 level program requirements.

    ARTH 490 – Museum Internship Course (3 credtis)

    Students wishing to complete the Museum Internship Course should arrange to meet with Maria Gabriel to review the process as well as Anne Turner from the Faculty of Arts Internship Office. This course does NOT fulfill 400 level program requirements; however, it will be counted towards the complementary course requirements.

    An Information Session will be held on September – Date TBA

    400 Complementary Course Options (3 credits)

    See Course Calendar for complete listing

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    Minor in Communication Studies

    • Total Credits: 18

    • Distribution: Required Courses (3 credits)

      • COMS 210 – Intro to Communication Studies

  • Complementary Courses (15 credits)

  • AHCS

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    Requirements

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    S/U Option

    • S/U stands for Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

    • One elective course per term may be taken under this option to a maximum of 10% of the credits taken at McGill to fulfill your degree

    • The decision MUST be taken before the Add/Drop period

    • Courses under S/U will not count towards fulfilling program requirements

    • Grade conversion: Satisfactory (S) – Grades A through C

    • Unsatisfactory (U) – Grades D and F

    • Courses under S/U will be excluded from the GPA calculation

    AHCS

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    Requirements

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    McGill E-mail Policy

    • E-mail is one of the official means of communication between McGill University and its students

    • It is your responsibility to ensure that you have activated your e-mail account, read your e-mail messages and act upon in a timely fashion.

    • For more information, please visit www.mcgill.ca/email-policy

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    Study Away/CREPUQ/Exchange Program

    Studying away enables you to develop broader perspectives on your fields of study.

    Study Away

    Must be currently registered at McGill, must have a CGPA of 2.70 or greater, must have completed a min. of 12 McGill resident graded credits at time of application.

    You may apply directly to an accredited degree-granting university as a visiting (non-degree) student or indirectly to an accredited degree-granting university through the service of an intermediary organization or directly to an accredited degree-granting university to participate in their study abroad program as a visiting (non-degree) student. www.mcgill.ca/artscisao/general/away

    CRÉPUQ - IUT

    The Conférence des recteurs et principaux des universités du Québec provides you with the opportunity to study at another Québec university. Please visit: www.crepuq.qc.ca

    Exchange Program

    McGill offers exchange programs with several institutions around the world while paying McGill tuition! Please visit: www.mcgill.ca/studyabroad

    Please visit the SAO website for further details www.mcgill.ca/artscisao

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    Resources Available for Students

    Career & Placement Service

    Brown Student Services Building

    Tel: (514) 398-3304

    E-mail: careers.caps@mcgill.ca

    www.caps.mcgill.ca

    International Student Services

    Brown Student Services Building

    Tel: (514) 398-4349

    E-mail: international.students@mcgill.ca

    www.mcgill.ca/internationalstudents

    Mental Health Services

    Brown Student Services Building

    Tel: (514) 398-6019

    www.mcgill.ca/mentalhealth

    First-Year Office

    Leslie Copeland, First-Year Coordinator

    Wendy Brett, Assistant for Francophone Students

    Brown Student Services Building

    Tel: (514) 398-6913

    E-mail: firstyear@mcgill.ca

    www.mcgill.ca/firstyear

    Office for Student with Disabilities

    Brown Student Services Building

    Tel: (514) 398-6009

    E-mail: disabilities.students@mcgill.ca

    www.mcgill.ca/osd

    Student Accounts

    James Administration Building, 3rd floor

    E-mail: student.accounts@mcgill.ca

    www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts

    AHCS

    Faculty

    Requirements

    Programs

    Policies

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    Career Opportunities in Art History

    • Art History graduates regularly pursue careers in the following fields:

    • Art Museums and Galleries (directors, curators, public relations, collections management, exhibition, design, art education, etc.)

    • Other Museums (i.e. archaeology, history, etc.)

    • Art Conservation

    • Auction Houses

    • Art Archivist, Art Librarian

    • Historical Preservation

    • Arts Administration

    • Cultural Heritage, Government or Private Sector Cultural Agencies

    • Law (i.e. Intellectual Property)

    • Journalism (i.e. Television, Print or Radio Arts and Cultural Criticism)

    • Professor, Teaching

    • Tourism Industry

    • Film, Television, Media Production (Researchers, Set Design and Production, etc.)

    • Artists

    AHCS

    Faculty

    Requirements

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    Policies

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    Important Deadlines Fall 2007

    September 4 Classes Begin

    September 18 Course Change (add/drop) deadline for Fall term

    September 23 Deadline for Web withdrawing (grade W) with fee refund

    October 9 See IMPORTANT notice below

    October 21 Deadline for Web withdrawing (grade W) no fee refund

    December 4 Lectures end

    December 6 Exams begin

    AHCS

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    IMPORTANT NOTICE:

    Tuesday October 9th will follow the Monday schedule.


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    A bit of this and that

    • Departmental listserves – To add your name contact Susana Machado by email at susana.machado@mcgill.ca / main office room Arts W-225

    • Departmental seminar series – students are invited to attend – info will be sent via our departmental listserves

    • Dr. Massey, Dr. Rentschler and Maria Gabriel, SAO Officer are available to meet during the add/drop period – see sign up sheets outside our offices. Regular advising hours will be posted on the general bulletin board

    • All administrative issues should be directed to the main office in ARTS W-225

    • An electronic copy of this presentation will be available to you on the Art History and Communication Studies website: www.mcgill.ca/ahcs

    AHCS

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    Important

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    Words of Wisdom

    • Keep a balance between school life and social activities – both are important and keys to success

    • Get involved in the McGill Community

    • Get to know the student advisors and academic staff

    • Use the resources which are available to you

    • Make the best of the next few years – this is your time to explore, learn and experience

    • Make good academic decisions

    • Keep an Agenda – and record all upcoming deadlines

    AHCS

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    Enjoy your time at McGill

    &

    Have a Great Year!